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Stephen Burlingham Going Beyond Art for Youth with Cancer

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Cancer. The word that terrifies us, at any age. But when a young person is struck by it, it seems all the more tragic. To help cope with this harsh re...

Child Suicide Attempts Are On The Rise In This Besieged Syrian Town

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2016 | World

An alarming number of child suicide attempts have been reported in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, according to Save The Children, shedding a ligh...

Honoring Omran Daqneesh: Translating Outrage To Action In Syria

Michelle Abou-Raad | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Michelle Abou-Raad

Dazed, traumatized, yet completely silent, the video of Omran, like the picture of Alan Kurdi whose body was found washed upon a Turkish shore, has struck a chord. It has reminded the public that the war in Syria is still raging and that everyone, especially children, is suffering.

Save The Children Says Syrian Maternity Hospital Bombed

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian maternity hospital in a rebel-held area of Idlib province was extensively damaged on Friday after a direct hit, internatio...

Breaking the ICE on disaster prep with your kids

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Carolyn S. Miles

The Ice Age: Collision Course herd joins Save the Children to help families stay connected Save the Children is on the ground providing disaster re...

5 Ways To Help Refugee Moms

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact

Refugees and migrants everywhere face trying conditions, but mothers and children in particular are up against uniquely challenging odds. This year, ...

Act Today for Tomorrow's Children

Helle Thorning-Schmidt | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Children will be among the greatest beneficiaries of progress toward the SDGs. But, by making their voices heard and shaping policies that will affect them, they also have a pivotal role to play in their delivery.

The Trip That Changed My Life -- A Book for Charity

Priya Vin | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Priya Vin

I'm joining a team that consists of 75+ avid travelers and travel writers all around the world banding together to write a book about the trip that changed our life. The book will be crowd funded with 100% of the proceeds donated to charity.

Refugee Children Act Out Their Stories And Dreams In These Beautiful Photos

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.01.2016 | World

Posing in front of handcrafted stage sets as if starring in a school play, refugee children from Burundi and Syria re-enacted scenes of escape from th...

Aicha: The Hypothetical Story of a Syrian Child Refugee

Katie Sgarro | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Katie Sgarro

Aicha is the hypothetical story of a child refugee from Syria who arrives in Florence, Italy. The story describes Aicha's fictional day exploring the city, but hopes to illuminate the greater reality of the current child refugee crisis.

Chilling Video Shows Refugee Girl Fleeing England As If It Were Syria

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.11.2016 | World

A harrowing new video hopes to highlight the plight of young refugees with its fictional depiction of a young British girl's journey from her war-torn...

The Optimism of Resilient Mothers

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Before I became a mother, I had no idea of the challenges and joys that awaited me. Qualities emerged that I hadn't known I had, like unwavering patience, overwhelming love, and a fierce determination to steer my son around at least some of the pitfalls of my own childhood.

Aiding #Refugees with Art as Artists Aid Refugees

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 04.22.2016 | Impact
Montclair Diplomats

Resources and assistance are crucial for refugees hoping to create a new life. What is also necessary for these individuals, especially children, is a sense of normalcy and an outlet to express themselves.

Refugees Fight With Police As Their Homes In The 'Jungle' Are Razed

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

Things in Calais are escalating quickly, police about to tear gas #CalaisJungle— Sofia Bettiza (@SofiaBettiza) February 2...

A People With No Place

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The five moms I sat with in that dusty camp need access to those things just like every other person in Myanmar. There are many on both sides working toward that goal, and it will take care and time, but the futures of the children I met should not be the price to pay to get there.

Europe's Leaders Cannot Fail Child Refugees, Says Save the Children

Janti Soeripto | Posted 02.18.2017 | Impact
Janti Soeripto

Only a collective European response can properly protect children caught up in the biggest refugee crisis to face the continent in decades. But as Europe's leaders prepare for their high-level meeting, the signs of such a response are not encouraging.

Primary Schools in Bangladesh to Go Digital, Reaching 20 Million Students

BRAC | Posted 02.17.2017 | Education

By Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Safiqul Islam The Bangladesh Prime Minister this week launched the latest addition to the country's digital curriculum to ...

Half of Syrian Children Don't Go To School. This Needs to Change.

Michael Klosson | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
Michael Klosson

Making sure that Syrian children are learning is the right thing to do. It also protects children and youth from being exploited by child labor, early marriage, and recruitment by armed groups.

The Majority of Stillbirths Occur in Africa But How Does A Mother Deal With The Loss?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 01.20.2017 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Nigeria suffers a rate of almost 43 stillbirths per 1000 births, whereas Iceland has a rate of only 1.3 per 1000 births. How can Nigeria simultaneously reduce its stillbirth rate and ensure that the 43 mothers per 1000 births are supported?

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Donate $1 Million To Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment

"Borat" actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have donated $1 million to help Syrian refugees, according to charity organization ...

International Migrants Day -- Addressing the Growing Health Crisis

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 12.17.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

There are currently almost 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world. This is the most at any time since World War II -- a devastating reminder on International Migrants Day.

Yemen's War Through A Child's Eyes: 'I Saw My Mum Burning In Front Of Me'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.08.2015 | World

Nine months of war in Yemen have left hundreds of children dead, and many more maimed or deeply traumatized by the ongoing violence. A report by inter...

A Child's Question Made this CEO Create a Product that Empowers Children of Color

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices
Anthony Papa

While conducting a class one day a 12 year old boy approached and politely asked why there was not a black Santa Clause. This question set in motion a series of meetings that eventually led to the creation of Melanin Moments, LLC a premier product company designed to uplift and empower people of color.

Shouldn't We Be Helping Those At Home First?

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.02.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

The numbers of those in need in America are staggering. Our government has no more money to allocate to additional programs, so it must move its dollars around rather than hoping to collect more taxes.

Kids' Drawings Inspired These Adorably Awesome Plush Toys For Charity

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.06.2015 | Good News

This furniture retailer is making a global impact with some cute new products -- no assembly required. IKEA has produced a special line of 10 plush t...